Definitions for sakeˈsɑ ki

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sake, interest(noun)

    a reason for wanting something done

    "for your sake"; "died for the sake of his country"; "in the interest of safety"; "in the common interest"

  2. sake, saki, rice beer(noun)

    Japanese alcoholic beverage made from fermented rice; usually served hot

  3. sake(noun)

    the purpose of achieving or obtaining

    "for the sake of argument"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sake(noun)

    final cause; end; purpose of obtaining; cause; motive; reason; interest; concern; account; regard or respect; -- used chiefly in such phrases as, for the sake of, for his sake, for man's sake, for mercy's sake, and the like; as, to commit crime for the sake of gain; to go abroad for the sake of one's health

  2. Origin: [OE. sake cause, also, lawsuit, fault, AS. sacu strife, a cause or suit at law; akin to D. zaak cause, thing, affair, G. sache thing, cause in law, OHG. sahha, Icel. sk, Sw. sak, Dan. sag, Goth. sakj strife, AS. sacan to contend, strive, Goth. sakam, Icel. saka to contend, strive, blame, OHG. sahhan, MHG. sachen, to contend, strive, defend one's right, accuse, charge in a lawsuit, and also to E. seek. Cf. Seek.]

Freebase

  1. Sake

    Sake or saké is an alcoholic beverage of Japanese origin that is made from fermented rice. Sake is sometimes called "rice wine" but the brewing process is more as rice beer, converting starch to sugar for the fermentation process. In the Japanese language, the word "sake" generally refers to any alcoholic drink, while the beverage called "sake" in English is usually termed nihonshu. Under Japanese liquor laws, sake is labelled with the word "seishu", a synonym less commonly used colloquially.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sake' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3262

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sake' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1946

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sake' in Nouns Frequency: #1312

Anagrams of sake »

  1. akes, aske, keas


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